The US National Hurricane Center warned Maria will likely remain an extremely dangerous Category 4 or 5 hurricane as it nears British and US territories in the Caribbean.
Cassini disintegrated as it plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere Friday morning, capping a 20-year journey that has changed the way researchers view the potential for life in the solar system.
As it tricks other birds into raising its young, scientists have discovered that the cuckoo bird also distracts its mark with fear.
Some of the characteristics that have made Hurricane Harvey so destructive are likely to become more frequent and more severe, scientists warn.
Temporarily deprived of the ability to smell, these ocean-faring birds had trouble finding their way home, setting off at the wrong angle on the return trip.
“The record for total rainfall from a tropical system has been BROKEN!” the National Weather Service Houston announced on Twitter.
While scientists remain uncertain about the impact of climate change on hurricane intensity and frequency, they do know sea level rise, warmer oceans, and hotter air amplify the force of tropical storms.
President Michel Temer issued a decree Wednesday eliminating protections in the northern Para and Amapa states, which will allow private companies to tap gold, manganese, iron, and copper deposits.
Decades of military rule made Myanmar one of the world’s most isolated nations, but tech companies are bringing the country into the 21st century, using virtual reality in classrooms and at tourist sites.
The first total solar eclipse in 99 years will sweep across the continental US today.